FAISALABAD: The Customs Collectorate, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized a non duty paid Toyota Hilux Surf worth Rs500000 involving customs duty and taxes of Rs13,00,000.
Sources told Custom Today, that following a tip off received through Collector Muhammad Sadiq the ASO team intercepted a Hilux Surf with registration no: BF-4360 Model 1997. The person on driving seat tried to run away but remained failed.
During the checking, it was revealed that the vehicle was brought into country without payment of customs duty and taxes. Therefore ASO team impounded the vehicle under section 2(S) read with SRO 566(1)2005 section 16, 18, 168, of the Customs Act-1969 and Section 3 of Sales Tax Act-1990, Section 148 of Income Tax Ordinance 2001 read with Section 3 (1) 3 of Import & Export Control Act-1950, punishable under Section 156(1)90 of the Customs Act-1969 read with SRO 499(I)/2009 dated 13.06.2009 after completion of all the legal formalities.
The ASO team comprising Superintendent Tanveer Raza Naqvi, Inspector Faizi Raza, Sepoys Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Anwar, Zulfiqar Ali, Liaqat Ali and others, conducted the operation.